Tenerife & La Gomera - Then & Now
Coming back to Tenerife wasn't very appealing to me until recently. I must have been there about 20 times with my family when I was growing up. My parents had a half share in an apartment in Las Americas with my Dad's’ business partner’s family . We had some great times there and it was the setting for some of my fondest memories.
I only got the travel bug in my mid twenties and since then I’ve been on a mission to see the world. I developed a rule about not going back to places, so Tenerife never got a look in. It was going to Madeira last year and walking the Levadas that started to change my mind. I realised that I’d only seen holiday resort Tenerife, not the outdoor wonderland that most tourists never visit. It was time to return and to show Timi the holiday places of my childhood.
First up, a 5 mile walk of the resort to recreate some old moments...
Playa de las Americas
Parque Santiago 3
Parque Santiago 3 was the resort where my parents shared an apartment with the Blore's, the family of my dad's business partner.
Mount Teide Cable Car
Dragon Tree, Icod de los Vinos
And finally, one of my favourite photos: The Gowers and The Blores at the Santiago 3 apartment before a night out (late '80s). Sadly, no 2018 recreation for this one as not all of the original cast are still with us.